Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Twilight zone law and order

As I mentioned yesterday Britain has turned into the twilight zone where good is bad and bad is good. This time though it is the police who are treating the criminals like victims and the victims like criminals.

The victim, a mother of two finally snapped after months of misery in which the youths jumped over fences, trampled through gardens and shouted and swore at residents.

Ms Appleyard said she had made several complaints to police about the gang outside her home in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, but no officers had been to visit her to take the issue further.

Instead, she found herself under investigation when officers received a complaint from a 13-year-old girl, after Ms Appleyard finally lost her temper and pleaded with her tormenters: "Please, just fuck off". Two weeks later, officers called at her house and issued her with the fine.

It is an absolute disgrace when a woman like her is treated like a criminal while the real criminals are probably laughing right now and feel like they are unstoppable. Is this any way to get criminals to stop being criminals?

I thought Labour were going to be ‘Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime’? Apparently not.

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